What’s on your priority list?
Do you have one?
This weekend I spent a bit of time compiling mine for the summer.
Too many choices, not enough time— forced me into it, but it turned out to be very satisfying.
I did mine in two parts. Work and Play.
First I had to decide those were my main two priorities.
I did not allow myself to say, “I’ll call you later on that.” I had to decide NOW.
I know that flies in the face of mobile phone, e-mail, text, tweet, get every piece of information possible, procrastination done in the name of high levels of reliable prediction…and never disconnecting from work, but that’s what I did.
A light came on.
I’ve been waiting on other people to make their choices, before I make mine.
They’re not playing by the same rules. They are happy to say, “I’ll get back to you on that.” (Most of them don’t get back to me, and that seems to be OK with them).
So I spend my life waiting and not getting the things done I want to get done.
And if there are people waiting on me, the procrastination and do-nothing circle grows and grows and…the next thing you know we’re worrying more about who uses the bathroom than getting our roads fixed.
See how that doesn’t work?
You’ll never get it all, and half the people think saying they’ll get back to you means they’ve handled the problem. The polls don’t really know who’s going to be nominated anyway, and if you have to go to the bathroom bad enough you’ll figure out someplace to go.
Do something. Take a risk. Jump off. Don’t wait for all the information… or for everyone to get back to you.
Set your own priorities and then do something with them.